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LIONIX INTERNATIONAL: TRIPLEX

Ultra-low loss silicon nitride platform (TriPleX®) optimized for 1550 nm, 850 nm, and the visible spectrum. Standard passives (bends, splitters, couplers), interferometric building blocks, thermos-optic phase modulators, and spot size converters.

Product IDCell sizePrice, EURDescription
LX-I-10-10 10 x 10 mm²
178004 copies of your design with 10 x 10 mm² total design area.
LX-I-10-10
10 x 10 mm² 9550*4 copies of your design with 10 x 10 mm² total design area.
* This offer is valid for academic customers
LX-I-10-20
10 x 20 mm² 266004 copies of your design with 10 x 20 mm² total design area.
LX-I-10-20
10 x 20 mm² 13700*4 copies of your design with 10 x 20 mm² total design area.
* This offer is valid for academic customers
* For academic customers the academic discount on the training and device manufacturing is offered on the condition that LioniX International will be co-author or acknowledged in the publications related to
* For academic customers the academic discount on the training and device manufacturing is offered on the condition that LioniX will be co-author or acknowledged in the publications related to these devices.

SMART PHOTONICS: INP

 

Transmitter/Receiver platform with passives, MMIs, AWGs, SOAs, DFB lasers, DBR gratings, 40G pin detectors, spot size converter and thermo-optic phase shifters. Consult the performance summary table and Technology Section for more details.

JePPIX offers Automated Design Rule Checking (DRC) for SMART Photonics. The DRC is a fast, scalable, self-test tool for designers to remove known design infringements and validate their own designs. Read more below.
TU/e PDK extension SMART Photonics

tuesmartx PDK extension

This PDK contains TU/e extension building blocks for SMART Photonics. Such building blocks are used in the same way as regular building blocks from the foundry. Examples of building blocks provided by tuesmartx are MMI couplers with different splitting ratios, (tunable) lasers and arrayed waveguide gratings. It requires the (n+) MPW PDK from SMART Photonics. The extension is free for MPW use. To request access please contact us at coordinator@jeppix.eu

Read more here.

Automated Design Rule Check for SMART Photonics

Check of compliance with foundry DRC rules

The automated DRC works by checking files remotely against known design infringements on a remote JePPIX server. The process is automated, and no Intellectual Property is shared. The service has been validated by multiple TU/e designers and already provides an effective means to accelerate layout acceptance, removing over 100 infringements within several design cycles. This service comes free of charge when you order an MPW cell for SMART Photonics. Make sure to ask for the access code on your next MPW cell order.

Use of the DRC service is very easy. You log in with the access code at check.jeppix.eu and upload your GDS file, which can be work in progress. You will receive a detailed report back and instructions on how to browse the errors: ready while you wait. Reported DRC violations may indicate foundry design rules that were not obeyed but could also indicate errors in your design that might have prevented proper operation of your Photonic IC if they had gone unnoticed. Check your design multiple times during your design cycle: it may prevent rushed last-minute changes.

The current service is available for the SMART Photonics foundry, as of run SP30, and is independent of the software that was used to generate your GDS design. This service is available also for Fraunhofer HHI starting from HHI32.

If you have any questions about the DRC service for SMART Photonics, please contact us at coordinator@jeppix.eu.

Product IDCell sizePrice, EURDescription
SMART XS2 x 4.6 mm²
h: 2.0 mm
w: 4.6 mm
6900Small cell size
Optical in/out on 2 mm sides
AR coating on both facets
8 copies
SMART X4 x 4.6 mm²
h: 4.0 mm
w: 4.6 mm
11000Standard cell size
Optical in/out on 4 mm side
AR coating on both facets
8 copies
SMART X24 x 4.6 mm²
h: 4.0 mm
w: 4.6 mm
12200Standard cell size with 2 designs
1 cleave for custom vertical chip height
Optical in/out on the vertical side
AR coating on both facets
2 x 8 copies
SMART X34 x 4.6 mm²
h: 4.0 mm
w: 4.6 mm
14300Standard cell size with 3 designs
Up to 3 designs
2 cleaves for custom vertical chip height
Optical in/out on the vertical side
AR coating on both facets
3 x 8 copies
SMART XL8 x 4.6 mm²
h: 8.0 mm
w: 4.6 mm
21400Double cell size
Optical in/out on vertical (8 mm) side
AR coating on both facets
8 copies
Additional customization available upon request.

Universities may apply for university rates. Please contact coordinator@jeppix.eu for more information.

 

 

Check the SMART Photonics MPW Services Terms and Conditions here.

FRAUNHOFER HEINRICH HERTZ INSTITUTE: INP

Transmitter/Receiver platform with passives, MMIs, AWGs, SOAs, DFB lasers, DBR gratings, MZMs, EAMs, electro-optic phase shifters, 40G pin detectors, spot size converter and thermo-optic phase shifters. Consult the performance summary table and Technology Section for more details.

Product IDCell sizePrice, EURDescription
HHI-4-2-82 x 8 mm²69004 chip copies of your design with 2 x 8 mm² total design area, optical anti-reflection coating vs air on both facets
HHI-4-4-84 x 8 mm²138004 chip copies of your design with 4 x 8 mm² total design area, optical anti-reflection coating vs air on both facets
HHI-4-12-812 x 8 mm²414004 chip copies of your design with 12 x 8 mm² total design area, optical anti-reflection coating vs air on both facets
HHI-4-12-8-CUSTOM-COATING-112 x 8 mm²437004 chip copies of your design with 12 x 8 mm² total design area, custom coating on either facet
HHI-4-12-8-CUSTOM-COATING-212 x 8 mm²460004 chip copies of your design with 12 x 8 mm² total design area, custom coating on both facets

Cleaving into smaller dies with a minimum edge length of 1mm along either axis is free of charge. The resulting new facets cannot be coated. Corresponding cleave marks have to be included.

HHI will quote the foundry services directly to the customer. Shipping is included and is only possible to the entity receiving the quote and issuing the purchase order.

Automated Design Rule Check for Fraunhofer HHI

Check of compliance with foundry DRC rules

The automated DRC works by checking files remotely against known design infringements on a remote JePPIX server. The process is automated, and no Intellectual Property is shared. The service provides an effective means to accelerate layout acceptance, removing over 100 infringements within several design cycles. This service comes free of charge when you order an MPW cell for Fraunhofer HHI. Make sure to ask for the access code on your next MPW cell order.

Use of the DRC service is very easy. You log in with the access code at check.jeppix.eu and upload your GDS file, which can be work in progress. You will receive a detailed report back and instructions on how to browse the errors: ready while you wait. Reported DRC violations may indicate foundry design rules that were not obeyed but could also indicate errors in your design that might have prevented proper operation of your Photonic IC if they had gone unnoticed. Check your design multiple times during your design cycle: it may prevent rushed last-minute changes.

The current service is available for the Fraunhofer HHI foundry, as of run HHI32, and is independent of the software that was used to generate your GDS design. This service is available also for SMART Photonics starting from SP30.

If you have any questions about the DRC service for Fraunhofer HHI, please contact us at coordinator@jeppix.eu.

IMOS: Indium Phosphide Membrane on Silicon

This open-access platform supports a unique combination of nanophotonics, photonic integration, lasers, amplifiers and the highest efficiency electro-optic processes. Consult the Technical Specifications for more details or discover our Showcases.

Product IDCell sizePrice, EURDescription
IMOS-MPW-64-TG6 x 4 mm²20000At least 3 chips (copies of your design) with 6 x 4 mm² total design area

* 50% collaboration discount is available when an agreed cooperation plan with TU/e is established. TU/e requires full disclosure of measurement data and full acknowledgement in the first peer-reviewed publication. Contact coordinator@jeppix.eu for details.

LIGENTEC

Our proprietary SiN films allow for low propagation loss and broadband transparency. With the MPW platform, LIGENTEC has made fast turnaround PIC prototyping easily accessible. Consult the Technology Section for more details.

Product IDCell sizePrice, EURDescription
MPW-AN8005x5 mm² cell or 5x10 mm² cell1600016 chip copies and the choice between 5x5 mm² or 5x10 mm² total design area
MPW-AN3505x5 mm² cell or 5x10 mm² cell14000 16 chip copies and the choice between 5x5 mm² or 5x10 mm² total design area
MPW-AN1505x5 mm² cell or 5x10 mm² cell1200016 chip copies and the choice between 5x5 mm² or 5x10 mm² total design area